Good morning! Today I have a fun collaboration to share with you featuring one of my favorite stamp companies, My Favorite Things and Chibitronics LED light stickers! You can find the design team projects from My Favorite Things here. And make sure to enter their giveaway for a chance to win a Chibitronics Starter Kit!
Usually my interactive light-up cards are cheerful, bright cards…so I wanted to go in a slightly different, darker direction. And these new adorable Halloween stamps from My Favorite Things were perfect!
And this is what the card looks like when it’s lit up!
Aren’t those bats adorable? Ha, I know they’re supposed to be creepy…but they just look cute to me!
So to start I wet a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper liberally with water and then painted on distress inks in seedless preserves, mustard seed, and chipped sapphire. I let it dry and then rewet the paper and added a second layer of black soot distress ink. Once it dried it created a spooky night sky.
Then I stamped the two bats and tree from Spooky Sweets onto the background with Memento tuxedo black ink. I let it dry a few seconds and then went over them with spectrum noir clear sparkle so they’d be sparkly. I also die-cut a stitched hill from black cardstock, added a sentiment that I heat-embossed in silver embossing powder, and mounted it to the background panel.
Then it was time to build my circuit. To start I used a needle to poke holes in the bats’ eyes. Then I placed a scrap piece of paper behind my background panel and marked the holes for the bats’ eyes with a pencil so I’d know where to place my lights.
Once the circuit was created I added a double layer of foam mounting tape all around the circuit and then adhered my background panel over top. When you press the base of the tree the bats’ eyes light up.
So that’s my card! Make sure you head over to the MFT blog to see all the rest of the collaboration projects. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!